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April 11, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Since the late-1960s, an irrigation project have been slowly draining the entire Aral Sea, located on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. But a new dam project is bringing the sea's water back, and with it the fish that support the region.</p>
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April 10, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A small Swiss village may become a new luxury resort, as Egyptian investors have targeted the site for redevelopment. Many residents were at first apprehensive, but have come to see the redevelopment as a savior for their struggling home</p>
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April 5, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Global warming is causing significant long- and short-term problems for the highly populated Mediterranean island of Malta, many parts of which would be submerged by rising sea levels, and whose water supply would be contaminated by sea water.</p>
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April 3, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Under new rules put in place by Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, public officials in Mexico City are required to ride their bikes to work at least once per month.</p>
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April 1, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The Brazilian government plans to provide free satellite internet access to indigenous rainforest communities in an effort to improve communication between the groups and authorities with the goal of protecting the rainforests.</p>
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March 5, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The effects of climate change are claiming a small Alaskan island community, with rising water levels and melting permafrost eroding the land beneath the homes of the village's 600 people. Relocation seems to be the only option to save the village.</p>
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February 22, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Israel's oldest kibbutz -- a communal living settlement founded on socialist principles -- has approved a vote allowing community members to retain private salaries instead of pooling their income for the entire community.</p>
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February 21, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Facing public pressure, Britain's PM stands firm on plans to relieve traffic congestion and improve public transport with motorist user fees.</p>
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February 16, 2007, 5am PST
<p>The Communist government in West Bengal, India, has seized the land of thousands of farmer to make room for a car factory. Many criticize the government's emphasis on industrialization.</p>
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February 12, 2007, 7am PST
<p>This video from the <em>BBC</em> follows the journey of a car through the inner workings at an automated parking garage in New York City.</p>
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February 5, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Neglect, poor planning, and flawed city management are being blamed for the recent flooding in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta that has caused hundreds of thousands to evacuate.</p>
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January 20, 2007, 7am PST
<p>The design of schools should account for advances in technology and consider how those changes will affect the way students learn, according to learning advocates who discuss the future of school design in this article from the <em>BBC</em>.</p>
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January 16, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Tesco, a UK-based supermarket chain, has plans to provide housing for staff members in new mixed-use developments featuring its stores.</p>
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January 15, 2007, 10am PST
<p>The historic city of Isfahan, Iran, has destroyed scores of 400-year old buildings to make way for new roads and shopping centers.</p>
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January 8, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, is widely believed to be the most expensive city in which to buy a house in eastern Europe. Prices have seen a major surge in the last few years, with some prices increasing by up to 25% in the last two months.</p>
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December 21, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>The Parliament in India has passed bill granting more than 27 million forest dwellers legal rights to their ancestral lands. Before the bill's passage, the forest dwellers were defenseless as logging and mining interests moved in.</p>
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December 21, 2006, 11am PST
<p>A new report has been released in Japan that projects a sharp drop in the country's population over the next 50 years. The report predicts that a declining birth rate will cause a decrease of more than 30% by 2055.</p>
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December 18, 2006, 11am PST
<p>Bushmen have won a long court case against the Botswanan government for illegally removing them from their ancestral lands. The ruling is expected to set a standard for other indigenous people in the protection of their ancestral lands.</p>
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December 5, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>More than 57,000 square miles of land in Brazil's Amazon rainforest were recently set aside to be protected from unsustainable logging and development. The area will be the largest protected rainforest area in the world.</p>
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November 30, 2006, 9am PST
<p>This photo slide show gives a detailed look at one of Venezuela's most populated barrios. With more than 120,000 people in 237 acres, the barrio is in control of its infrastructure construction, as well as its transportation planning.</p>
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